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Morocco cracks down on fake tickets

Moroccan police have begun rounding up known counterfeiters after a spate of incidents at Casablanca's Stade Mohammed V

By IQ on 24 Apr 2017

Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco

image © Groundhopping Merseburg

Police in Casablanca have made a string of arrests as Morocco’s ministry of the interior cracks down on ticket counterfeiting.

More than 200 people with counterfeit tickets have been denied entry to the 45,000-cap. Mohammed V Stadium (pictured) since the beginning of the month, according to Moroccan daily Al Akhbar (h/t MGB), some of whom had paid up to three times’ face value to see Wydad FC and Raja Casablanca play football.

One secondary seller was reportedly set upon by a group of angry fans as a result.

In addition to making several arrests, the ministry has sent a circular letter to other government departments advising them how to “make life difficult” for ticket counterfeiters.


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